The Blazing Fury indoor “Roller coaster” was built in 1978 at Dollywood ( which was Silver Dollar City at the time when Blazing fury was built ). Until 1989, this was the only “ coaster” at the park. Even though this ride is old and out dated, for a lot of people it is a Time Machine back to their childhood, and they love it for that reason.. It is a slow moving ride through an out of control fire in a burning 1880s town. While you ride through the burning town, you meet the funny looking townspeople that are trying to escape the fire.

Dollywood's Blazing Fury Coaster

comparison of the Blazing Fury to other Dollywood coasters.

Lightning Rod48”73
Tennessee Tornado48”70
Wild Eagle50”60
Big Bear Mountain39”48
Mystery Mine48”45
FireChaser Express39”35
Blazing Fury42”22
Whistle Punk Chaser36”16

What’s it like to Ride Dollywood’s Blazing Fury Indoor Coaster? (Review)

Blazing Fury is located in Craftsman’s Valley, right in front of the old school house.  The wait in line is mostly indoors, usually really short and it moves fast. You will board 2 per row in what seem tiny train cars. This ride has 3 cars per train with 3 rows, for a total of 18 riders per train.

The lap bar goes down, and after everyone is checked for safety you are off on this unknown fiery adventure. The indoor dark ride takes you on a ride through an out of control fire engulfing an 1880s town. “Fire in the hole” is the phrase for Blazing Fury, and it’s a very fitting one.

The Blazing Fury car will slowly go into a chaotic town as firefighters try to control the fire and damsels in distress hurry to escape the blaze. You will see the funny looking people jumping and running out of their homes, and some are just plain freaking out as the flames are all around. This ride has some twists and turns, and a “drop” towards the end.

This ride takes you back in time and its an experience that you won’t find anywhere else in the park. Compared to other coasters they now have at Dollywood, I wouldn’t call this a roller coaster, this is more of a dark, indoor kiddie ride. I think the littlest riders in the family will really enjoy this one.

How long is the Blazing Fury ride?

The track for the Blazing Fury ride is about 1500 feet. The ride itself lasts about 3 minutes, from the time you board the train until the ride comes to a stop.

How Fast Does Dollywood’s Blazing Fury Go?

It is definitely not the fastest “roller coaster” ride in the park, reaching speeds of only 22 mph. It’s made to be a family friendly ride and a fun experience that takes you back in time to the days of the Great Smoky Mountains wildfires.

How Big is the Drop on the Blazing Fury Roller Coaster?

Blazing Fury does have a small drop. This drop is towards the end of the ride. Don’t worry its not scary, It usually makes riders laugh. Even though its not a big drop, it still adds a level of excitement to the ride for the younger kiddos.

How Intense is the Blazing Fury Roller Coaster at Dollywood?

For the littlest riders, the Blazing Fury can be a “scary” ride because it is dark, and they don’t know what’s coming next. But for most riders, the Blazing Fury is either a fun ride that takes them back in time, or a total waste of time – boring ride. You will see the fire burning, and you will see the townspeople trying to escape. There are no upside down or extreme twists and turns, and it’s great for families to enjoy together.

It does have some moments of darkness & loud noises. One of my kiddos said it has some “scary looking dolls” ( they are not actually “scary”, they are just old looking ). Every kid is different and what may be scary for one child may not be for another. If they are a little scared but still wants to try going on the ride, you can re assure them that the ride is slow & short, and you are sitting right next to them, to hug them or cover their ears if needed.

What are the Requirements to Ride Dollywood’s Blazing Fury?

Height Requirement:

This ride does have height restrictions. The minimum height requirement for the Blazing Fury is 42 inches. There is no maximum height restriction. 

Personal Belongings:

here are some cubbies before you board, that you can put your personal belonging in until you get back from the ride.

Health Conditions :

Pregnant Mamas and riders with certain health conditions such as heart problems, neck or back issues, or motion sickness may want to skip this ride. It could worsen pre existing conditions.

Age Restrictions :

There are no specific age restrictions for the Blazing Fury.

Even though Blazing Fury is a bit of a wild card in the theme park, because its somewhere in between a “roller coaster” and a dark ride, its still worth riding to get that nostalgic feeling of when things were simple and maybe to appreciate a little more how far theme park rides have come and  what we are able to enjoy today!.

Its also a great ride for the little ones. Enjoy, laugh and make awesome memories together, have fun!. 

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